Eskom reconfigures plan for 2022: burn more coal, burn more diesel

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The share of electricity generated by renewable energy will be lower than previously planned due to delays in procurement by the Department of Energy.
The share of electricity generated by renewable energy will be lower than previously planned due to delays in procurement by the Department of Energy.
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Eskom will burn more coal and diesel to keep the lights on over the next year than previously anticipated, due to the deteriorating performance of its plant, CFO Calib Cassim told public hearings on Tuesday.

This means that it will increase the load factor on coal stations that are working and will burn more fossil fuels than previously planned, despite already being the continent's highest emitter of greenhouse gases.

At the same time, the share of electricity generated by renewable energy will be lower than previously planned due to delays in procurement by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.

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